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ChillChat
How to ‘flatter' the Chinese In-laws!

ChillChat

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 23:02


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1 Year Daily Audio Bible Chinese
DAB Chinese May 15

1 Year Daily Audio Bible Chinese

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 2:24


1 Sam 17:1-18:4, John 8:21-30, Ps 111:1-10, Pr 15:11

Real Vision Presents...
My Life in 4 Trades - Carson Block on Why Activist Short Sellers Are Misunderstood

Real Vision Presents...

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 47:37


Here's a full-length episode from Real Vision's new original series, My Life in 4 Trades - be sure to subscribe. Carson Block joins Maggie Lake to discuss how he went from feeling like an outsider to being an insider in the finance community. Carson explains how writing one report unveiling fraudulent activity at a publicly-traded Chinese company led to the creation of Muddy Waters Research and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Refresh from Insider
May 13th Final Edition: Escaping a Chinese Detention Camp

The Refresh from Insider

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 11:47


Hosts Dave Smith and Kerry Donahue bring you realtime news, updated when it happens. It's fresh like live radio, but on demand like podcasts. Welcome!Markets close up to finish the weekTexas court issues gender-affirming care rulingThe Lancet issues rebuke to SCOTUSBuild-A-Bear employees worn down by “memory bears”Look up for this weekend's lunar eclipseComing Up!Webex by CiscoBrittney Griner's detention is extendedSome pain meds may worsen back painBezos, Ohanian donate to NYC childcareMoon farming?New Kendrick Lamar album is outHow one woman escaped a Chinese internment campTalk to you soon!

Black and White Sports Podcast
Chinese Slave Labor gets LeBron James to the mountaintop of money above ALL athletes in the world!

Black and White Sports Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 8:59


Chinese Slave Labor gets LeBron James to the mountaintop of money above ALL athletes in the world!

Stuff Mom Never Told You
SMNTY Classics: Afong Moy

Stuff Mom Never Told You

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 40:34


For this classic edition of Female Firsts, Yves brings us the story of Afong Moy, the first known documented Chinese woman in the United States.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

China In Focus
'There Was No Rules, There Was No Restraint': Kerry Gershaneck on China's Plan to Win W/O Fighting

China In Focus

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 25:33


In this special episode we sat down with Kerry Gershaneck, professor and author of https://www.usmcu.edu/Portals/218/Political%20Warfare_web.pdf?ver=bUhYJSVrMH17edldgyg28w%3d%3d ("Political Warfare: Strategies for Combating China's Plan to 'Win Without Fighting'") and https://japan-forward.com/book-review-media-warfare-taiwans-battle-for-the-cognitive-domain-by-kerry-k-gershaneck/ ("Media Warfare: Taiwan's Battle for the Cognitive Domain)." We also hear from Joshua Philipp, host of Crossroads and Senior Investigative Reporter at the Epoch Times. They touch on the Chinese regime's bid to take down America, not through traditional warfare but something called Unrestricted Warfare. How that's playing out and what steps can be taken to counter a threat that may not even be seen.

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
Lockdown Life in Shanghai

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 29:01


China has been warned by the World Health Organisation that its so-called 'zero covid' approach is unsustainable. Hundreds of millions of people have been kept under lockdown in cities across the country, leaving the economy severely jolted, and critics calling it an abuse of human rights. However, the Chinese authorities seem determined to carry on as before, and have announced that the city of Shanghai will be placed under its tightest restrictions yet. The news came as a disappointment to Rebecca Kanthor, who has already gone through seven weeks of lockdown. Choosing what to wear in El Salvador can be literally a matter of life or death. The country is plagued by gang violence, with eighty people murdered over just one weekend this year. The government has promised a crackdown, passing new laws which allow police to lock up suspected gang members as young as 12. Mike Lanchin lived in El Salvador during the 1990s, and when he returned for a visit with his family, he quickly learned the value of covering up. More than five million people have now fled Ukraine, and have been taken in by countries across Europe. Switzerland has offered homes to tens of thousands, giving them an immediate right to work, and other benefits too. Yet this hospitality has left refugees from other countries questioning what they see as double standards. As Imogen Foulkes explains, plenty have run from war and persecution elsewhere, and yet have not found the Swiss to be quite so accepting. Germany has been commemorating the end of World War Two - a complicated anniversary, remembering both the country's dead, but with an eye to its Nazi past. This year's anniversary comes amidst Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and furious arguments in Germany about how far to intervene. John Kampfner was invited to one remembrance ceremony in the old East Berlin, where Germany's complex relationship with Russia was to the fore. Women's boxing celebrated its biggest night ever recently, as Ireland's Katy Taylor defended her world lightweight title against Amanda Serrano from Puerto Rico, at New York's Madison Square Garden. Women's boxing has always struggled to win recognition, but women have fought hard to prove it is not just a men's sport. Steve Bunce was ring-side at the recent bout.

大鹏说中文 - Speak Chinese with Da Peng
#Chinese Talk Ep.33 「 请叫我“地球人” 」 Speak Chinese with Da Peng #105 大鹏说中文

大鹏说中文 - Speak Chinese with Da Peng

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 17:26


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The Great America Show with Lou Dobbs
CHINA MANAGING ITS OWN DECLINE

The Great America Show with Lou Dobbs

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 31:07


Xi's zero Covid lockdown has undercut the Chinese economy and entire society. China faces a threat of severe contraction of its economy and declining population. Biden has taken a number of actions that show he's determined to help China at the expense of the United States and weakened U.S. Defense. Globalists want U.S. to be more dependent on China to have a peaceful world. U.S. self-sufficiency and independence are essential for our sovereignty and survival.   GUEST: GORDON CHANG, ATTORNEY & AUTHOR

Chinese Mandarin Podcast- MaoMi Chinese
#70 A mysterious Chinese convention-drink hot water 神秘的中国习俗:喝热水

Chinese Mandarin Podcast- MaoMi Chinese

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 5:53


Why do Chinese people so obsessed with driking hot water?!  Check it out on today's podcast!Transcript and translation are available on https://maomichinese.comInterested in having a private lesson? Check it on https://maomichinese.com

Yanghaiying
How to make and ship Chinese calligraphy bookmarks asmr

Yanghaiying

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 22:00


How to make and ship Chinese calligraphy bookmarks asmr --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/haiying-yang/support

Chinese Literature Podcast
Bonnie Prince Tuan

Chinese Literature Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 20:15


The beginning of our weird poetry series, today we look at a crazy poem written by a Qing official to celebrate Empress Dowager Cixi's 60th Birthday. What makes it strange: it is written in English, in the Scottish dialect, and it celebrates a leader of the Boxer Rebels who attacked foreigners and those Chinese people who associated with them, particularly converts to Christianity. 

How To Love Lit Podcast
Kate Chopin - The Awakening - Episode 3 - Edna Pontellier Battles The Forces Without Only To Meet The Forces Within!

How To Love Lit Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 49:51


Kate Chopin - The Awakening - Episode 3 - Edna Pontellier Battles The Forces Without Only To Meet The Forces Within!   Hi, I'm Christy Shriver and we're here to discuss books that have changed the world and have changed us.    I'm Garry Shriver and this is the How to Love Lit Podcast.  This is our third episode discussing Kate Chopin's controversial novella, The Awakening.  Week 1 we introduced Chopin, her life and the book itself.  We talked about what a stir it made during her lifetime ultimately resulting in it being forgotten and then rediscovered midway through the 20th century.  Last week, we spent all of our time on the vacation resort island of Grand Isle.  We met Mr. ad Mrs. Pontellier, as well as the two women who represent got Edna, our protagonist, two alternating lifestyles.  Edna Pontellier, we were quick to learn, is not a happily married woman.  Her husband is outwardly kind to her, but readers are told outright that love and mutual respect was never part of the arrangement between these two.  Edna is indulged by Mr. Pontellier, for sure.  He gives her anything she wants in terms of money or material, but in exchange, she is his ornament, an expensive hobby, a pet even- something to be prized- or as Ibsen would describe it- a beautiful doll for his doll house.      The story starts in the summer at the vacation resort town of Grand Isle, Louisiana.  While vacationing on the island, Edna Pontellier experiences what Chopin terms “the awakening”.  She awakens to the understanding that she is not a pet or a doll in the doll house, and just like Nora in the The Doll's House, she decides she really doesn't want to be one anymore.     No, I guess if that were the only thing to this story, we'd have to say, Sorry Kate, Ibsen beat you by about 20 years.  In Ibsen's story, Nora awakens when her husband, Torvald, turns on her over money.      That's a good point, what awakens Edna in this book is not a marital crisis over money.  It is a crisis that awakens her, and it totally informs how she views her marriage, but it is a crisis concerning her husband at all that is the catalyst.   She is awakened to her own humanity by discovering her own sensuality.  I want to highlight that this awakening isn't overtly sexually provoked.  No man comes in and seduces Edna; she does not go off with a wild vacation crew.  She is left vulnerable, if you want to think about it that way, because of loveless marriage, but she is sensually and emotionally provoked through three  very different relationships- all of which affect her physically as well as emotionally.  The first is with a Creole woman, Adele Ratigntole, one with a younger Creole man, Robert LeBrun, and the third with the provocative music of Madame Reisz.  Experiences with these three awaken something in Edna that encourages maybe even forces her to rebel- rebel against her husband, against the culture, against the person she has always been, against the roles she has played, against everything that she has ever known.      The problem is- rebellion only takes you so far.  You may know what you DON'T want, but does that help you understand what you DO?  And this is Edna's problem.  Where do we go from here?     And so, in chapter 17, we return with the Pontellier's to their home in New Orleans.  And, as we have suggested before, New Orleans is not like any other city in America, and it is in these cultural distinctives of Creole life at the turn of the century that Chopin situates our protagonist.  But before we can understand some of the universal and psychological struggles Chopin so carefully sketches for us, we need to understand a little of the culture of this time period and this unusual place.  Garry, tell us a little about this world.  What is so special about Esplanade Street?    Well, one need only Google tourism New Orleans and a description of Esplanade street will be in the first lists of articles you run into.  Let me read the opening sentence from the travel website Neworleans.com    One of the quietest, most scenic and historic streets in New Orleans, Esplanade Avenue is a hidden treasure running through the heart of the city. From its beginning at the foot of the Mississippi River levee to its terminus at the entrance of City Park, Esplanade is a slow pace thoroughfare with quiet ambiance and local charm.  According to this same website, Esplanade Street, during the days of Chopin, functioned as “millionaire row”- which, of course is why the Pontelliers live there.    It actually forms the border between the French Quarter and the less exclusive Faubourg Marigny.  At the turn of the last century it was grand and it was populated by wealthy creoles who were building enormous mansions meant to compete with the mansions of the “Americans” on St. Charles Avenue.    “The Americans”?    Yes, that was the term for the non-Creole white people.  The ones that descended from the British or came into New Orleans from other parts of the US.     Esplanade Street was life at its most grand- there is no suffering like you might find in other parts of New Orleans.  The Pontelliers were wealthy; they were glamorous; these two were living competitively.      The first paragraph of chapter 17 calls the Pontellier mansion dazzling white. And the inside is just as dazzling as the outside. Mrs. Pontellier's silver and crystal were the envy of many women of less generous husbands.  Mr. Pontellier was very proud of this and according to our sassy narrator loved to walk around his house to examine everything.  He “greatly valued his possessions.  They were his and I quote “household gods.”    The Pontelliers had been married for six years, and Edna over this time had adjusted to the culture and obligations of being a woman of the competitive high society of Creole New Orleans.  One such obligation apparently centered around the very serious etiquette of calling cards and house calls.  This is something we're familiar with, btw, since we watch Bridgerton.  It was something we saw in Emma, too.  Garry, talk to us about the very serious social business of calling cards.     Well, this is first and foremost a European custom during this time period. It started with simple cards designed to announce a person's arrival, but as in all things human, it grew and grew into something much larger and subtextual- and of course, with rules.  During the Victorian era, the designs on the cards as well as the etiquette surrounding were elaborate.  A person would leave one's calling card at a friend's house, and by friend meaning a person in your community- you may or may not actually be friends. Dropping off a card was a way to express appreciation, offer condolences or just say hello.  If someone moved into the neighborhood, you were expected to reach out with a card, and a new arrival was expected to do the same to everyone else.      The process would involve putting the card on an elaborate silver tray in the entrance hall.  A tray full of calling cards was like social media for Victorians- you were demonstrating your popularity.    For example, if we were doing this today, we would have a place in the entrance of our home, and we'd make sure the cards of the richest or most popular people we knew were on to.  We would want people who dropped off cards to be impressed by how many other callers we had AND how impressive our friends were. The entire process was dictated by complicated social rules, and as Leonce explains to Edna, to go against these rules could mean social suicide.     It could also mean financial suicide because business always has a human component.  The function of an upper class woman would be to fulfil a very specific social obligation and this involved delivering and accepting these calling cards.  Every woman would have a specific day where she would make it known she was receiving cards, and the other ladies would go around town to pay house calls.  In some cases, a woman might remain in her carriage while her groom would take the card to the door.  During the Regency era like in Jane Austen's day, there was a system of bending down the corner of the card if you were there in person, and not if you were sending it, but by Chopin's day, I'm not sure if that was still a thing.     The main thing was that the card would be dropped off on this special silver tray. If it were a first call, the caller might only leave a card.  But, if you were calling on the prescribed day, the groom would further inquire if the lady of the house were home.  A visit would consist of about twenty minutes of polite conversation.  It was important that if someone called on you, you must reciprocate and call on then on their visiting day.      Well, the Tuesday they get back, Edna leaves the house on her reception day and does not receive any callers- a social no-no.  In fact, as we go through the rest of the book, she never receives callers again. This is an affront to the entire society, and an embarrassment to her husband; it's also just bad for business, as Mr. Pontellier tries to explain to his wayward wife, let's read this exchange.    “Why, my dear, I should think you'd understand by this time that people don't do such things; we've got to observe “les convenances” if we ever expect to get on and keep up with the procession.  If you felt that you had to leave this afternoon, you should have left some suitable explanation for your absences.      One thing I find interesting.  Mr. Pontellier assumes that Mrs. Pontellier is on the same page on wanting the same things as he wants, and what he wants is to keep up with the procession.  They'd been doing this for the last six years, and doing it well.    Another thing I notice is that he doesn't rail at her for skipping out. Mr. Pontellier, unlike her father, even as we progress through the rest of the book, is not hard on her at all.  In fact, he's indulgent.  The problem in the entire book is not that he's been overtly abusive or cruel.  Read the part where he tries to kind of help her fix what he considers to be a serious social blunder.    Page 60    Well, if taken in isolation, this exchange doesn't seem offensive, and I might even have taken sides with Mr. Pontellier if it weren't back to back with this horrid scene of him complaining about his dinner then walking out to spend the rest of the evening at the club where he clearly spends the majority of his time.  You have to wonder what is going on at that club, but beyond that.  Edna is again left in sadness.  “She went and stood at an open window and looked out upon the deep tangle of tea garden below”.  (On an aside, if you've read Chopin's story, the story of an hour, you should recognize the language here and the image of this open window).  Anyway,, Here again we have another image of a caged bird, or a person who is looking out in the world but not feeling a part of it.  “She was seeing herself and finding herself in just sweet half-darkness which met her moods. But the voices were not soothing that came to her from the darkness and the sky above and the stars.  They jeered and sounded mournful notes without promise, devoid even of home.  She turned back into the room and began to walk to and from down its whole length, without stopping, without resting.  She carried in her hands a thin handkerchief, which she tore into ribbons, rolled into a ball, and flung from her.  Once she stopped, and taking off her wedding ring, flung it upon the carpet.  When she saw it there, she stamped her heel upon it, striving to crush it.  But her small boot heel did not make an indenture, not a mark upon the little glittering circlet.  In a sweeping passion she seized a glass vase from the table and flung it upon the tiles of the hearth.  She wanted to destroy something.  The crash and the clatter were what she wanted to hear.”    She's clearly angry…and not just because Mr. Pontellier complained about the food and walked out of the house.  She's angry about everything.     Never mind the fact that we are never told what goes on at this club, but there are several indications in different parts of the book that Mr. Pontellier may be doing other things besides smoking cigars in crowded rooms.  Adele even tells Edna that she disapproves of Mr. Pontellier's club.  She goes on to say, “It's a pity Mr. Pontellier doesn't stay home more in the evenings.  I think you would be more- well, if you don't me my saying it- more united.”      Although I will add, Edna quickly replies, “'Oh dear no!' What should I do if he stayed home? We wouldn't have anything to say to each other.”  - the fact remains that MR. Pontelier does not see any need to nurture any sort of human or intimate relationship with Edna- theirs comes across as a cordial business arrangement, at best, with Edna in the position of employee.      True, and although I don't know if this is the right place to point this out, but in terms of the sexual indiscretions that may or may not be going on when Mr. Pontellier is at the club, there is likely a lot in the culture at large going on under the surface that a person from the outside wouldn't immediately be aware of.   Edna is naïve at first to all that goes on in her Victorian-Creole world.  There just is no such thing as “lofty chastity”  amongst the Creole people, or any people I might add, although Edna initially seems to believe that in spite of all the sexual innuendo in the language, nothing sexual was ever going on.  There are just too many indications otherwise in the story that that is not the case.  The reader can see it, even though Edna cannot.     True, and if you didn't catch it on Grand Isle, in the city, it is more obvious, and the farther along we go in the story, it gets more obvious as well.  Mrs. James Highcamp is one example.  She has married an “American” but uses her daughter as a pretext for cultivating relationships with younger men.  This is so well-known that Mr. Pontellier tells Edna, after seeing her calling card, that the less you have to do with Mrs. Highcamp the better.  But she's not the only example.  Victor basically details an encounter with Edna of being with a prostitute he calls “a beauty” when she comes to visit his mother..ending with the phrase that she wouldn't comprehend such things.  And of course, most obviously there is the character Arobin with whom Edna eventually does get sexually involved, but his reputation has clearly preceded him.       Well, Edna's awakening to all of this would explain part of her anger, but  there is more to Edna's awakening then just Leonce, or the new culture she's a part of, or really any outside factor.     Yes, and it is in the universality of whatever is going on inside of Edna that we find ourselves.  That's what's so great about great literature- the setting can be 120 years ago, but our humanity is still our humanity.       I agree and love that, but let's get back to her setting for a moment. I think it's worth mentioning that the 19th century culture of the Creole people in New Orleans is messy and complicated in its own unique way.  It's fascinating, but for those who are not of the privileged class, life was often a harsh reality.  The world, especially in the South, was problematic for people of mixed race heritage.  So, and this is more true the closer we get to the Civil War and the Jim Crow era, but those who called themselves “white creoles” had a problem because of the large existence of the free people of mixed race ancestry in New Orleans.  There was a strong outside pressure to maintain this illusion of racial purity, but the evidence suggests this simply wasn't reality.  Let me throw out a few numbers to tell you what I'm talking about.  From 1782-1791, the St. Louis Catholic Church in New Orleans recorded 2688 births of mixed race children.  Now that doesn't seem like a large number, but let me throw this number out- that same congregation at that time same only records 40 marriages of black or mixed race people.  Now, I know Catholics are known for having large families, but I'm not sure 20 women can account for 2688 births.      No, something feels a little wrong.  That number suggests another explanation may be in order.      Exactly, and by 1840 that number grows from 2688 to over 20,000 with mixed raced Creoles representing 18% of the total population of residents of New Orleans.  And if that doesn't convince you, here's another indicator, during this same period many many free women of color were acquiring prime real estate in New Orleans under their own names.  These women had houses built and passed estates on to their children, but notice this detail, the children of these mixed-raced women had different last names then their mothers.  We're not talking about small amounts of property here.  By 1860 $15 million dollars worth of property was in the name of children with last names that were not the same as that of their mothers, oh and by the way, a lot of that property was in the neighborhood where Edna rents her pidgeon house just around the corner from Esplanade street- in other words around the corner and walking distance from millionaire row.      Well, that's really interesting, and I guess, does add a new dimension to the subtext in the language for sure.    Well, it does, and it is likely something readers of the day would have certainly understood, more than we do 100 years later when the stakes of identifying as being of mixed raced heritage are not the difference between freedom and slavery.  But beyond just that, it's an example of cultures clashing.  Edna represents an outwardly prudish Puritan culture coming into a society that is French, Spanish and Caribbean- very different thinking.  This is a de-facto multi-cultural world; it's Catholic; it's French-speaking; it's international.  She doesn't understand what she's seeing.  And in that regard, her own situational reality is something she's realizing she is only beginning to understand, and she comes into it all very gradually. She is not, in Adele's words, “One of them.”  In fact, there may have been irony in the narrator in Grand Isle suggesting that Robert LeBrun's relationships every summer were platonic.  His relationship with the girl in Mexico we will see most certainly is not, but nor was his relationship with Mariequeita on Grand Isle, the girl they meet on the day they spent together.      Indeed.  You may be right- perhaps there is a real sense that Edna has been blind, and perhaps not just to her husband but by an entire society that presents itself one way but in reality is something entirely different altogether.  When she visits Adele and her husband at their home, everything seems perfect- of course.  Adele is the perfect woman with this perfect life.  Adele is beautiful.  Her husband adores her.  The Ratignolle's marriage is blissful, in fact to use the narrator's words, “The Ratignolles' understood each other perfectly.  If ever the fusion of two human beings into one has been accomplished on this sphere it was surely in their union.”      Do you think it's sarcasm again?  Was it truly perfect, or just presenting itself to be perfect?     It's really hard to tell.  Maybe they have worked out a great life together.  I think there is a lot in this passage to suggest they are truly happy together.  Edna even expresses that their home is much happier than hers.  She quotes that famous Chinese proverb “Better a dinner of herbs”.  The entire quote is “Better a dinner of herbs than a stalled ox where hate is.”- meaning her house has better food but she thinks of it as a hateful place- whereas this place is the opposite.   Poor thing- she sees her reality for what it is.  I still see a little sarcasm in the narrator's language, but even if Adele is every bit as perfect as she seems, and even if her home is every bit as perfect as it seems, and even if her husband is every bit as perfect as he seems, in the most real of ways, that could all be true and it wouldn't matter.  E    Precisely, The Ratignole's life can be every bit as perfect as it appears. and it wouldn't make Edna want it any more.  Edna leaves Adele's happy home, realizing that even if she could have it it's not the life she wants.  She wouldn't want that world even if Leonce loved her.  It's just not for her.  The problem is, that's as far as she's gotten with her problem solving.  All she knows is what she DOESN'T want.  Her new world is a world of negation.  She wants to quit, and so she does.  She absolutely disregards all her duties to the point that it finally angers Leonce enough to confront her.    “It seems to me the utmost folly for a woman at the head of a household, and the mother of children, to spend in an atelier days which would be better employed contriving for the comfort of her family.”    An atelier is an artist studio.  It' seems Edna has left all the responsibilities she had as a housewife as well as a mother.  And let me add, Edna was never dusting, cooking, or bathing her children.  She has several house keepers and nannies.  But now, she's not even overseeing what others are doing.  Instead, she's devoting herself entirely to painting.  And surprisingly, Leonce doesn't even have a problem with that in and of itself.  Edna tells her husband, “I feel like painting.”  To which he responds, “Then in God's name paint!  But don't let the family go to the devil.  There's Madame Ratignolle, because she keeps up her music, she doesn't let everything else go to chaos.   And she's more of a musician than you are a painter.”  Yikes, that may be honest, but it does come across as a little harsh.  I know.  I think it's kind of a funny line.  To which, Edna has an interesting comeback- it's like she knows it's not about the painting. She says, “It isn't on account of the painting that I let things go.”  He asks her then why she's let everything go, but she has no answer.  She says she just doesn't know.  Garry, do you want to take a stab at what's going on with Edna?   Well, I do want to tread carefully.  What is fascinating about this book is not so much that Chopin is arguing for any specific course of action, or warning against any specific set of behaviors.  She doesn't condemn Edna for anything, not even the affair she will have with Arobin.  Instead of judging, Chopin, to me, seems to be raising questions.  And it is the questions that she raises that are so interesting.  Edna is desperately trying to rewrite the narrative of her life.  There is no question about that.  But that is an artistic endeavor, in some ways like painting or singing.   I guess we can say Chopin is blending her metaphors here.  Edna doesn't want to be a parrot and copy, but she's living her life exactly the way she is painting- it's uncontrolled; it's undisciplined; it's impulsive.  I'd also say, it's rather unoriginal.  There is no doubt that the social roles offered to her are restrictive.  There's no doubt her marriage is a problem, but as we get farther into the story, it's hard to believe that even if all of these problems could be rectified that Edna would be able define a life for herself.  We, as humans, are always more than a reaction to the social and cultural forces in our world- I hate to get back to the word we used last week, but I can't get away from it.  Even under strict social norms, which I might add, Edna is NOT under for her time period- she is after all one of the most privileged humans on planet Earth at that particular time in human history, but even if she were under severe restrictions, she, as a human, still has agency- we all do.  Yes- and to use Chopin's words from chapter 6, Mrs Pontellier was beginning to realize her position as an individual as a human being, and to recognize her relations as an individual to the world WITHIN and about her.  I think that Edna is like the rest of us in that it's easier to understand and manage the world about us as opposed to the world within.  At least I can SEE the world about me- how can I see within?  How can I understand myself?  And so Edna goes to the world of Madame Reisz having discarded the world of Adele Ratignolle- the world of art, the world of the artist- which is where Edna goes in chapter 21.  I would argue that she sees it as the polar opposite of Adele's reality.  There is the Adele version of being a woman- a totally objectified, sexualized but mothering type of woman= versus this version of womanhood who is basically asexually.  Perhaps Madame Reisz isn't a woman at all- she's an artist.    Except that world, the world of the artist, comes with its own share of difficulties nevermind that it is simply more uncomfortable.  Reisz' house is described as “dingy”.  There's a good deal of smoke and soot.  It's a small apartment.  There's a magnificent piano, but no elegant food or servants or silver trays for calling cards.  She cooks her meals on a gasoline stove herself.  Let me quote here, “it was there also that she ate, keeping her belongings in a rare old buffet, dingy and battered from a hundred years use.”  True, but there is also  the music and when the music filled the room it floated out upon the night, over the housetops, the crescent of the river, losing itself in the silence of the air and made Edna sob. The art is otherworldly, and there is something to that.  Something attractive maybe even metaphysical.  I want to talk about Kate Chopin's choice of music.  I don't think we noted this in episode one, but Chopin was an accomplished pianist.  She played by ear and read music.  She held parties, almost identical to the ones she described Madame Ratignole throwing in the book with dancing and card playing.  Music was a very big deal to Kate Chopin, so when she includes specific music in her writing, she's not just dropping in commonly used songs, she uses artists she likes for specific reasons, and in this novel, the pianist Frederic Chopin is selected intentionally- and not because he has the same last name, although I did check that out- they are not related.  Garry, as a musician yourself, what can you tell us about Frederic Chopin, the Polish composer and pianist?  Well, let me make this comparison, Frederic Chopin's music in his day was the pelvis gyrating Elvis' Rock in Roll of his day.  It was provocative.  19th century attitudes towards this type of harmony driven romantic music would seem hysterical to us.  They were seen as sensual and a destructive force, especially for women.  This may even be Chopin's sassy narrator playing with us again- Frederic Chopin's music is definitely driving sensuality in Edna. To say Kate Chopin is using it ironically is likely taking it too far, but I don't know, maybe not.  This narrator has been ironic before. The main undeniable connection is that Madame Reisz plays Impromptus.  Impromptus are improvisational music.  Frederic Chopin wrote only four of them in his career.  The one Kate selects here is called Fantasie-Impromptu in C minor- it's the only one in a minor key that he ever wrote.  You can pull it up on Spotify and hear it for yourself.   It is full of rhythmical difficulties.  It's very difficult to play. It's quick and full of emotion.  There is banging on low notes at times, thrills and rolling notes going faster and slower at others points.  Frederic Chopin, by the way, was a very temperamental person and in some ways shares a lot of the personality quirks of Madame Reisz. But he did have an interesting philosophy about music that I really like and does connect to our book.  He is recorded to have said this, “words were born of sounds; sounds existed before words…Sounds are used to make music just as words are used to form language.  Thought is expressed through sounds.  And undefined human utterance is mere sound; the art of manipulating sounds is music.”  Interesting, music is thoughts as sounds.  I like the expression “undefined human utterance” especially in regard to Edna because she absolutely cannot get her thoughts out nor is she willing to share then with anyone.  She expresses more than once that her inner world was hers and hers alone. She can't get her thoughts out when she talks to Adele; she can't get them out when she talks to her husband, and she can't get them out even with Madame Reisz which would have been a very safe space for her to express herself.  At the end of chapter 21, she's sobbing at the music and holding in her hands a letter from Robert LeBrun crumpled and damp with tears.   It would have helped her to have found someone to talk to, maybe the Dr. Mandelet that Leonce goes to in chapter 22 for advice about how to help his wife.    What we find out from Leonce's conversation is that Edna has withdrawn from every single person in her world.  She won't even go to her sister's wedding.  What the doctor sees when he goes to dinner at their house is a very outwardly engaging woman but an inwardly withdrawn one.  The Doctor wonders if she's having an affair, but she isn't.    She is, to use the title of the book, One Solitary Soul.  As a human being, there are only so many types of relationships we find meaning in: we have our parents and birth family, we have our intimate relationship, we have our children (if we have any), we have our professional relationships, and we have our social friends- at least one of these has to be working for us.  Edna finds no satisfaction in any of them.  She doesn't have a trusting relationship anywhere.    Yes, every single relationship in her life is basically a burden.  Edna is trying to relieve herself of every single responsibility in the world hoping that getting out of relationships will help her expand her identity.  The problem is getting RID of responsibilities is not really the answer.  To find meaning in this world you must DO something worth doing.  Something that takes strength and energy.  Something you can be proud of.  Of course as a classroom teacher, that is what we do everyday.  It's not helpful to give students high grades or marks for nothing.  It weakens them.  When you give them a difficult task and then they are able to do that task, they grow, they get strong, they learn they are capable of even great responsibilities.  If you want to get strong, you have to take ON responsibilities- you have to practice strength training, Edna goes the opposite way here.      Edna does look for models, and if she wanted a career path, or a professional life like we think of in  our era, Chopin threw in a character that could have served that function.  It's what I see going on in  the chapters about the races.  Edna is actually really good at horse gambling.  She knows horses.  She knows the horse-racing business and knows it well.  The text actually says that she knows more about horse-racing than anyone in New Orleans.  In fact, it's her knowledge about horses that puts her on the radar of the man she eventually has the sexual relationship with, Alcee Arobin.    Let's read the section where we see this relationship, if we want to call it that, take shape.  Arobin had first seen her perform well at the tracks and to use the narrator's words, he admired Edna extravagantly after meeting her at the races with her father.  Mrs. Highcamp is also a completely different version of a feminine ideal, although neither Edna nor the narrator seem to think enough of to give her a first name.  This confused me some when I read this because in my mind, Mrs. James Highcamp would have been this type of a liberated woman that Chopin might want to have Edna admire.  She's clearly sexualy liberated, but beyond that she's worldly, intelligent, slim, tall.  Her daughter is educated, participates in political societies, book clubs, that sort of thing.  But nothing about Mrs. James Highcamp is alluring to Edna at all.  She suffers Mrs. James Highcamp because of her interest in Arobin.   Let's read about these encounters between Arobin and Edna.   Here's the first one  Page 86     So, Arobin becomes fascinated with Edna, in part because she is so smart and different from other women.  At the end of that evening, they dined with the Highcamps. And afterwards Arobin takes Edna home.  The text says this “She wanted something to happen- something, anything, she did not know what.  She regretted that she had not made Arobin stay a half hour to talk over the horses.  She counted the money she had won.  There was nothing else to do, so she went to bed, and tossed there for hours in a sort of monotonous agitation.  And so the relationship with Arobin is born out of boredom.    Yes, the dominant movement in Edna's life is always drifting towards boredom.  Edna wants to rewrite her social script, but she can't seem to define what she wants.  She has trouble speaking, so she has no words to write her own story.  She doesn't want to be a mother; she doesn't want to work except in sunny weather; she has an opportunity with Mrs. Highcamp to get involved with political or literary women; but that doesn't spark her interest.  She could make a name for herself at the races, but the money doesn't motivate her- she's always had it and in some ways doesn't seem to know a world without money.  So, she's going to default into this relationship with Arobin.  I'm going to suggest that she is again playing the part of the parrot.  Messing around with Arobin is just the kind of thing she sees men doing.  It's what Victor does; it may be what her husband does; it is likely what Robert is doing down in Mexico, so she's going to try to mimic male behavior since she hasn't really found a female model she's interested in emulating, and Arobin is an opportunitiy for this.    And yet, she's self-aware enough to not be seduced by Arobin.  The first time he really tries to make a move on her by kissing her hand, this is what she says which I find insightful,  “When she was alone she looked mechanically at the back of her hand which he had kissed so warmly.  Then she leaned her head down on the mantlepiece.  She felt something like a woman who in a moment of passion is betrayed into an act of infidelity, and realizes the significance of the act without being wholly awakened from its glamour.  The thought was passing vaguely through her mind, “what would he think?”  She did not mean her husband; she was thinking of Robert LeBrun.  Her husband seemed to her now like a person whom she had married without love as an excuse.  She lit a candle and went up to her room.  Alcee Arobin was absolutely nothing to her.  Yet his presence, his manners, the warmth of his glances, and above all the touch of his lips upon her hand had acted like a narcotic upon her.  She slept a languorous sleep, interwoven with vanishing dreams.”  Garry, is there a connection between Edna's boredom with her new life and her desire to pursue this relationship with Arobin.   Well, again, Dr. Kate Chopin is playing the psychologist.  Science has absolutely confirmed there is a relationship with boredom and risk-taking behaviors.  In other words, the more bored you find yourself, the more likely you are to do something risky.  It's one reason teenagers are so prone to dangerous behaviors like drugs.  They don't know yet how to cope with personal down time.  They can't manage their own boredom.  Bored people don't know what they want to do.  They also score low on scares that measure self-awareness.  Bored people can't monitor their own moods or understand what they truly want.  And here's another characteristic that should sound familiar in the life of Mrs. Edna Pontellier, notice that last line “vanishing dreams”, Edna is not dreaming.  She's not working at writing a script for her life..structuring a story for herself.  Her dreams and not building anything, they are vanishing.  That's not good.  And it's not that doesn't have illusions, she does, but a dream is not an illusion.  Dreams are what inspire us to do something different. Both a dream and an illusion are unreal, but an illusion will always be an illusion- it has no chance of becoming real; out of dreams new realities are born.  We are not seeing Edna dream.  Her dreams are vanishing.    Which brings us to the place where I want to end with this episode- chapter 26 and Edna's decision to move out of her husband's house.  I mentioned that this book is constructed with the archetypal 3 in mind at every point.  Edna has been living on Esplanade street- the wealthy gilded cage life, and she doesn't want that.  She has visited Madame Reisz's apartment, but she doesn't seem to want that- it's, and I quote, “cheerless and dingy to Edna”.  So what does she do? She moves two steps away from Esplanade Street, to a house Ellen calls, “the pigeon house.”  Pigeons are the oldest domesticated bird in the world.  They never fly far from home- homing pigeons is actually a term. She's building an illusion. Edna is going out of her husband's house to a place around the corner, but is she really building a new life of any kind?  What is this about?   Edna describes it to Madame Reisz, this way,  “I know I shall like it, like the feeling of freedom and independence.”    But is the feeling of freedom and independence the same as actually having freedom and independence?  Well, obviously not.  They are worlds apart.  But Edna lives in feelings.  She works when she feels like it.  She plays with her children when she feels like it, and now she admits to Madame Reisz that she's in love with Robert LeBrun, who by the way is coming back.  And when she finds that out she feels, and I quote “glad and happy to be alive.”  And what does she do after that, she stops at a candy store, buys a box to send to her children who are with their grandparents in the country and she writes a charming letter to her husband.  Her letter was brilliant and brimming with cheerfulness.  I'm sorry, but Edna frustrates the feminist in me.    Well, Edna is struggling for sure.  She can't connect with people.  She can't identify a dream worth pursuing.  She can't write her own story.  There is no doubt that a lot of this has to so with cultural and social forces at work in her world.   These are powerful forces.  However,  it is not the outside forces of her world that will do her in.  Edna is smart.  She's beautiful.  She's charming.  She actually has a lot going for her, especially for a woman during this time period.  If Chopin had wanted to write a story where a woman breaks free and soars, she has a protagonist who is positioned to do that very thing.    But she's in a mess.  And maybe that's why she's so relatable.  Many of us have made messes of our lives.  We have an incredible ability to screw up, but  humans are also incredibly resilient.  Look at Chopin's own life as an example.  In some ways, she's both Adele Ragntingole and Madame Reiz, at different points in her life she'd been both.  She may even have been Mrs. James Highcamp to a lesser degree. Why is Edna struggling here?  Well, humans are incredibly resilient, but you know what else we are- we are social beings.  Let's revisit that original book title, “One Solitary Soul”- it's my experience that no one gets out alone- not even the rich, the beautiful or the smart.  No one gets out alone.    Ah, Edna is strong enough to confront the forces without, but who will help her confront the forces within?  And so next episode, we will see her confront those internal forces.  There are no more female characters to meet; no more male characters either for that matter.  We will see Edna confront Edna alone, and we will see what happens.  Thank you for listening.  If you enjoy our podcast, please share it with a friend, a relative, your classmates, your students.  We only grow when you share.  Also, come visit with us via our social media how to love lit podcast- on Instagram, facebook and our website.  Feel free to ask questions, give us your thoughts, recommend books.  These are all things we love.  Thanks for being with us today.  Peace out.         

SBS Ukrainian - SBS УКРАЇНСЬКОЮ МОВОЮ
SBS news in Ukrainian - 14/05/2022 - SBS новини українською - 14/05/2022

SBS Ukrainian - SBS УКРАЇНСЬКОЮ МОВОЮ

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 10:31


In this bulletin: Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese to announce a $750 million boost to Medicare... China responds to Defence Minister Peter Dutton's comments about the Chinese intelligence ship near Western Australia... And in the A-F-L: The Western Bulldogs beat Collingwood by 48 points at Friday night's [[13 MAY]] game... - У цьому бюлетені:Лідер опозиції Ентоні Олбанезе повідомить про підвищення на 750 мільйонів доларів для Medicare...Китай відповідає на коментарі міністра оборони Пітера Даттона щодо китайського розвідувального корабля поблизу Західної Австралії...А в A-F-L,** У п'ятницю ввечері [[13 ТРАВНЯ]] грі "Вестерн Бульдогз" перемогли Коллінгвуд на 48 очок...

American Thought Leaders
Nury Turkel: How the Chinese Communist Party Turned My Homeland Into the World's Largest Open-Air Prison

American Thought Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 73:16


“They think all the sexual violence that they're subjecting Uyghur women to—this mysterious drug that they're giving, forced sterilization, collective punishment through gang rape—are the methods [through which] they are liberating Uyghur women. I mean, just let that sink in.” I sit down with Uyghur-American human rights advocate Nury Turkel, vice-chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. Nury Turkel was born in a Chinese re-education camp. His new book, “No Escape: The True Story of China's Genocide of the Uyghurs,” is a chilling look into China's techno-autocracy, and what can result when a communist regime is allowed to run unchecked for decades. Follow EpochTV on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/EpochTVus Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/EpochTV Truth Social: https://truthsocial.com/@EpochTV Gettr: https://gettr.com/user/epochtv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EpochTVus Gab: https://gab.com/EpochTV Telegram: https://t.me/EpochTV

SBS Ukrainian - SBS УКРАЇНСЬКОЮ МОВОЮ
"I'm going to have to change the way I work": Scott Morrison promises... - «Мені доведеться змінити те, як я працюю»: Скотт Моррісон обіцяє...

SBS Ukrainian - SBS УКРАЇНСЬКОЮ МОВОЮ

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 9:31


With just one week until polling day, the Prime Minister has admitted he'll change his approach to governing if the Coalition wins another term, after being attacked on his character from within and outside his party. Growing tensions in the Indo-Pacific have featured heavily throughout the campaign, and now the government has revealed a Chinese spy ship has been sailing in Australia's exclusive economic zone off the West Australian Coast. - Лише за тиждень до дня голосування прем'єр-міністр визнав, що змінить свій підхід до правління, якщо Коаліція виграє ще один термін, після того, як він зазнає нападу на його особистість зсередини та за межами своєї партії.Зростаюча напруженість в Індо-Тихоокеанському регіоні значною мірою відзначалася протягом кампанії, і тепер уряд повідомив, що китайський шпигунський корабель плавав у виключній економічній зоні Австралії біля західного узбережжя Австралії.

1 Year Daily Audio Bible Chinese
DAB Chinese May 14

1 Year Daily Audio Bible Chinese

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 4:05


1 Sam 15:1-16:23, John 8:1-20, Ps 110:1-7, Pr 15:8-10

Talk Chineasy - Learn Chinese every day with ShaoLan
134 - Kitchen in Chinese with ShaoLan and Writer and Mental Health Campaigner Rachel Kelly

Talk Chineasy - Learn Chinese every day with ShaoLan

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 8:18


The author of the “The Happy Kitchen” Rachel Kelly learns how to say “kitchen” in Chinese and explains the science of how what we eat affects not just our physical but also our mental wellbeing.

ChinaEconTalk
China + Hollywood: are we heading for a divorce?

ChinaEconTalk

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 77:54


China is now the largest market for movies globally, and there have long been whispers about exactly how this impacts Hollywood decisions when it comes to scripts and casting. This episode I'm joined by Erich Schwartzel, author of Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy, for a deep dive into the world of Chinese cinema, Chinese movies abroad and China in Hollywood. Along with co-host Irene Liu, a research analyst at Rhodium Group, we get into: Why the director of Seven Years in Tibet apologized to China 15 years after its release Which tech giant has a minority stake in Steven Spielberg's production company Whether Richard Gere is unhireable Why the Kenyan official responsible for importing films loves Chinese ones The American movies makers involved in Wolf Warriors Irina Nistor, the Romanian translator of Rambo: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/18/opinion/vhs-vs-communism.html. Chuck Norris vs Communism was a fantastic movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znp1dNaPp3k Outro music: My New Swag (我的新衣) by VAVA feat. Ty. and Nina Wang https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aknkofx2bHg Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

ChinaTalk
China + Hollywood: are we heading for a divorce?

ChinaTalk

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 77:54


China is now the largest market for movies globally, and there have long been whispers about exactly how this impacts Hollywood decisions when it comes to scripts and casting. This episode I'm joined by Erich Schwartzel, author of Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy, for a deep dive into the world of Chinese cinema, Chinese movies abroad and China in Hollywood. Along with co-host Irene Liu, a research analyst at Rhodium Group, we get into: Why the director of Seven Years in Tibet apologized to China 15 years after its release Which tech giant has a minority stake in Steven Spielberg's production company Whether Richard Gere is unhireable Why the Kenyan official responsible for importing films loves Chinese ones The American movies makers involved in Wolf Warriors Irina Nistor, the Romanian translator of Rambo: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/18/opinion/vhs-vs-communism.html. Chuck Norris vs Communism was a fantastic movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znp1dNaPp3k Outro music: My New Swag (我的新衣) by VAVA feat. Ty. and Nina Wang https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aknkofx2bHg Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Refresh from Insider
May 13th Final Edition: Escaping a Chinese detention camp

The Refresh from Insider

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 11:47


Hosts Dave Smith and Kerry Donahue bring you realtime news, updated when it happens. It's fresh like live radio, but on demand like podcasts. Welcome!Markets close up to end the weekTexas court issues gender-affirming care rulingThe Lancet issues rebuke to SCOTUSBuild-A-Bear employees worn down by “memory bears”Look up for this weekend's lunar eclipseComing Up!Webex by CiscoBrittney Griner's detention is extendedSome pain meds may worsen back painBezos, Ohanian donate to NYC childcareMoon farming?New Kendrick Lamar album is outHow one woman escaped a Chinese internment campTalk to you soon!

China Stories
[The World of Chinese] How the pandemic delayed the dreams of a Beijing bedroom community

China Stories

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 13:11


Lockdowns and provincial border controls frustrate commuters of Yanjiao, a well-known satellite town of Beijing in Hebei province.Read the article by Alex Colville: https://www.theworldofchinese.com/2022/05/how-the-pandemic-delayed-the-dreams-of-a-beijing-bedroom-community/Narrated by Ryan Cunningham.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Refresh from Insider
May 13th: Musk's committed to Twitter

The Refresh from Insider

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 11:53


Hosts Dave Smith and Kerry Donahue bring you realtime news, updated when it happens. It's fresh like live radio, but on demand like podcasts. Welcome!Musk puts Twitter bid on holdTexas court issues gender-affirming care rulingThe Lancet issues rebuke to SCOTUSBuild-A-Bear employees worn down by “memory bears”Look up for this weekend's lunar eclipseComing Up!Webex by CiscoBrittney Griner's detention is extendedSome pain meds may worsen back painApple gives managers anti-union scriptsMoon farming?New Kendrick Lamar album is outHow one woman escaped a Chinese internment campTalk to you soon!

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 05.13..22

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 61:59


Nutmeg's hidden power: Helping the liver  Nan-Jing University (China), May 9, 2022 Smelling nutmeg evokes images of fall, pumpkin pie and hot apple cider. But the spice has been used for years in traditional Chinese medicine to treat gastrointestinal illnesses. Now one group reports in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research that they have figured out how nutmeg helps other organs, specifically the liver. Nutmeg is the seed of the Myristica fragrans tree, which is commonly found in Indonesia, and has been used to treat asthma, rheumatic pain, toothaches and infections. In the laboratory, researchers have shown that nutmeg can fight hyperlipidaemia, hyperglycemia, heart tissue damage and hepatotoxicity.  The researchers used a mouse animal model of liver toxicity to test the mechanism behind nutmeg's protective effects. Metabolomics analyses showed that nutmeg likely protected against liver damage by restoring the mice to more healthy levels of various lipids and acylcarnitines. In addition, the team found that a specific compound in nutmeg, myrislignan, had a strong protective effect against liver damage. Research shows numerous health benefits of Modified Citrus Pectin Miami Childrens Hospital and Dharma Biomedical, April 29, 2022 New research published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine shows Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) packs a powerful immune punch. The study uses human blood samples to demonstrate the ability of a specific form of Modified Citrus Pectin to very significantly induce and enhance the benefits of T-cytotoxic cells and human Natural Killer (NK) cells. The NK-cell's cancer killing activity was demonstrated in live leukemia cancer cells, uncovering yet another mechanism of MCP's powerful anti-cancer actions.  Immune researchers said: “The Modified Citrus Pectin we researched has potential for altering the course of certain viral diseases such as the common cold or other upper respiratory tract viral infections based on the mechanisms of action that were observed in this study. We also found that MCP significantly outperformed other known immune enhancing agents such as medicinal mushrooms.”  Specifically, this study highlights MCP's ability to selectively increase cytotoxic immune activity against cancer and infections.  B complex may protect against diabetic kidney disease Ain Shams University (Egypt), May 3, 2022 New findings show a protective effect for B vitamin supplementation on the kidney function of children with type 1 diabetes.  These findings suggest vitamin B supplementation, in addition to traditional angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor therapy may be a simple, safe and cost-effective strategy for early protection of kidney function, which may improve the long-term quality of life for type-1 diabetes patients.” In the current study, 80 type 1 diabetics between the ages of 12 and 18 years with early signs of diabetic kidney disease and deficient levels of vitamin B12 were given vitamin B complex supplements or no treatment for 12 weeks. At the study's conclusion, children who received B complex exhibited improvement in blood markers of glucose regulation and kidney function. “After 12 weeks of vitamin B complex supplementation in children and adolescents with diabetic kidney disease, we detected lower levels of markers that indicate poor kidney function, suggesting that it had a protective effect and could slow progression of the disease,” Dr Elbarbary reported.  Zinc is cancer's worst enemy: This mineral is key to preventing cancer, scientists conclude University of Texas Arlington, May 12, 2022 Consuming zinc might be something that you only think about when cold season approaches given its stellar performance in keeping the common cold at bay, but its value extends far beyond preventing this relatively innocuous problem to something far more serious: fighting cancer. Researchers from the University of Texas at Arlington have discovered the important role zinc can play in preventing cancer, especially the esophageal variety. Although past studies had indicated zinc had a protective effect on the esophagus when it comes to cancer, it wasn't clear why. They found that zinc has the incredibly useful ability to selectively stop the growth of cancerous cells while leaving normal esophageal epithelial cells intact. The researchers say their finding could help improve treatment for esophageal cancer and even provide some insight into how it might be prevented. Pan pointed out that many cancer patients have a zinc deficiency. Dad's involvement with baby early on associated with boost in mental development Imperial College London, King's College London and Oxford University, May 9, 2022 Fathers who interact more with their children in their first few months of life could have a positive impact on their baby's cognitive development.In a study, published in the Infant Mental Health Journal, researchers from Imperial College London, King's College London and Oxford University looked at how fathers interacted with their babies at three months of age and measured the infants' cognitive development more than a year later.They found that babies whose fathers were more engaged and active when playing with them in their initial months performed better in cognitive tests at two years of age. Even as early as three months, these father-child interactions can positively predict cognitive development almost two years later, so there's something probably quite meaningful for later development, and that really hasn't been shown much before.”What's more, the positive link between involved dads and higher infant MDI scores were seen equally whether the child was a boy or a girl, countering the idea that play time with dad is more important for boys than girls, at an early age. Depression linked to memory problems and brain aging University of Miami School of Medicine, May 9, 2022Depression in older adults may be linked to memory problems, according to a study published in the online issue of Neurology. The study also showed that older people with greater symptoms of depression may have structural differences in the brain compared to people without symptoms.The study involved 1,111 people who were all stroke-free with an average age of 71. The majority were Caribbean Hispanic. At the beginning of the study, all had brain scans, a psychological exam and assessments for memory and thinking skills. Their memory and thinking skills were tested again an average of five years later. Researchers found after adjusting for age, race, anti-depressive medications, and other variables, greater symptoms of depression were linked to worse episodic memory. Scores on tests were lower by 0.21 of a standard deviation compared to those without greater symptoms of depression. Episodic memory is a person's ability to remember specific experiences and events.Researchers also found those with greater symptoms of depression had differences in the brain including smaller brain volume as well as a 55 percent greater chance of small vascular lesions in the brain. Videos: https://globalcovidsummit.org/news/declaration-iv-restore-scientific-integrity 1. Will the Future Be Human? – Yuval Noah Harari (part 2) 2. The Great Reset | Dystopian Sci-Fi Short Film 3. Max Blumenthal: US is Arming Neo-Nazis in Ukraine 4. Lara Logan blows the lid off Ukraine 5. Charlie Chaplin – Final Speech from The Great Dictator 6. What It's Like Being a Millennial (Give Me the Respect I Didn't Earn)

Trumpet Hour
#697: Week in Review: Chinese Forces Surround Taiwan, and Much More

Trumpet Hour

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 57:01


Chinese military forces are surrounding Taiwan in a series of drills, what many have said looks like a rehearsal for an invasion of the island nation to bring it under Chinese rule. Finland and Sweden are making a historic push for NATO membership, a sign of their fear of Russia. Britain promised immediate protection by extending its nuclear umbrella over these nations. The leaked draft of a Supreme Court decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade has sparked serious backlash from the radical left, and it is turning violent. We also talk about Palestinians using the death of a journalist to foment violence, an election in Germany that revealed how politically weak Olaf Scholz has become, the Philippines ushering in a new Marcos era, signs of how powerful Iran's supreme leader has grown, and the Biden administration continuing to exacerbate rising gas prices. Links [00:42] China Surrounds Taiwan (6 minutes) “Taiwan Betrayal”Russia and China in Prophecy [06:19] Finland and Sweden and NATO (9 minutes) “Finland and Sweden Want to Join NATO” “Germany Is Transforming Before Your Eyes” [15:47] Violence in Israel (9 minutes) The Eternal Has Chosen Jerusalem [24:00] Radical-Left Violence (8 minutes) “Protests After Roe v. Wade Opinion Leak” “The Kavanaugh Hearings Reveal America's Lawless Spirit” [32:02] Germany's Weak Leadership (5 minutes) “More Troubling Signs for Scholz” “Europe Is About to Be Hijacked” A Strong German Leader Is Imminent [37:47] Philippines Elections (7 minutes) “Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Wins Philippine Election” [44:39] Iran Nuclear Talks (4 minutes) The King of the South [48:59] Biden Hikes Gas Prices (8 minutes) “Weaponizing Environmentalism”

The Steve Gruber Show
Steve Gruber, It is time to step up and take ownership by all the people and organizations that delivered Joe Biden to the White House

The Steve Gruber Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 11:00


Live from the No Panic Zone—I'm Steve Gruber—I am America's Voice—God Bless America—God Bless You and let's do this! This is the Steve Gruber show— raw and unrefined—delivering the cold hard truth—don't worry it's good for you!   Here are three big things you need to know right now—   ONE— Rich Strike cashed in on a massive 80-1 longshot—BUT now the horse that beat the second longest odds ever in Kentucky Derby history—is going to sit out the next race—   TWO— Crypto investors are watching—fortunes turn into dust—as the panic in the alternative finance market—is vanishing as we speak—   THREE— It is time to step up and take ownership—by all the people and organizations that delivered Joe Biden to the White House— its time to stand up and be recognized for what you did for all of us!   After all—it was quite the coordinated effort to silence and politically assassinate Donald Trump so he could be blocked from serving a second term as President of The United States—   It is high time for some recognition for those that made it all possible—   So— everything we are enjoying now under the Biden Administration should be proudly claimed by those that worked so hard—spent so much money—spread so much disinformation to make it all possible— to get their prize!   Its like the Academy Awards for politics—   So first let's get a list together of those that were involved either directly or indirectly in the push to get Joe Biden into the White House—despite his obvious and massive shortcomings to do the job— in fact ignoring his obvious shortcomings both mentally and intellectually— It is high time for those that made it possible to be proud of that they did and own it—   Democrats and Never Trumpers you own what is happening in America today—   The Lincoln Project, Hillary Clinton and radical socialists you own what is happening in America today—   Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter and Facebook and the dishonest minions at the so-called intelligence agencies—you own this—   New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, NBC, CBS—plus CNN, Axios, Vice and yes Rolling Stone and the Atlantic—you own this—and so many more—   And do you know why? All of you? Because you own Joe Biden—after all he is bought and paid for—one way or the other by you!  So what did you get for everything you did to corrupt the election—and what did you get for using dirty tricks and back door moves and ungodly amounts of money and Chinese influence?   Well, you got the worst economy of my lifetime and yours—and yes Never Trumpers you own that— more than most!   You have an open border with millions of illegals pouring in—Lincoln Project and dimwit Bill Krystal—you own that—   You see the Democrats and all their media allies and all the puppet masters own this all of this—they own Joe Bidens incompetence—they own his senility and they own his stupidity—all of it—because they are the ones that made it happen— they created this reality of 2022—   Afghanistan—and the blood of 13 dead American soldiers in the streets—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram—you own that—it is what you wanted right?   Record high gas prices—baby food shortages—free speech being censored—suicides skyrocketing—107,000 American corpses lying in the streets and back alleys from illegal drug overdose deaths—that's right you own every single bit of that too—because YOU OWN JOE BIDEN—he is yours—every useless ignorant senile inch of him is yours— all yours!   The mental health crisis of our young people—schools teaching our kids to hate each other—critical race theory being taught as truth—police officers getting murdered in record numbers—parents struggling between food and paying the electric bill—violent crime exploding in the 18 biggest cities in America—   That's right progressives, democrats, weak willed Republicans or just old fashioned weak people—YOU OWN THIS—this is what you voted for—remember? This is you—this is yours—so step up and accept your prize—be proud of what you did—YOU OWN THIS because you did this!   Did I mention the explosion of human trafficking—or fertilizer shortages for farmers—of kids getting their genitals mutilated while being coached about gender—in kindergarten? No?   What about Russia threatening nuclear war—or Iran and North Korea getting nukes? Its all happening—while this same US Government is watching just about everything you and I do—pretty much all the time!   Well guess what—you OWN THAT TOO—this is all on you—and you should have the courage to admit—you were wrong—you blew it—but of course you won't—because you— the ones that own Joe Biden are now and always have been the real cowards—unable to accept that every single disaster we are seeing from this administration—from sending billions to Ukraine for a war none of us want—to allowing millions of unvetted illegal aliens into our country while parents are tracked for speaking up at school board meetings—every single bit of that is on you—because YOU OWN JOE BIDEN—he is yours through and through—and no matter who you blame—Donald Trump—or Vladimir Putin—or the man on the moon—it doesn't change anything—you own this—every bit of it!

Two Mikes with Michael Scheuer and Col Mike
Patriots Not in Control: After May 22, You Are the Plan

Two Mikes with Michael Scheuer and Col Mike

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 26:13


"Biden is surrendering all American sovereignty to the World Health Organization and the UN on 22 May 2022." This is the fact the Two Mikes learned from Todd Callender when the three of us spoke today.Mr. Callender, who is a military veteran and an international lawyer, explained that on May 22nd, a mission from the U.S. State Department will attend the WHO Congress at UN facilities in Geneva, Switzerland.There they will, with hundreds of other nations, sign away the sovereignty of the United States on a WHO Treaty that will allow the WHO, when it declares a medical emergency, to take over all control of all health-related operations in the United States and give orders to the U.S. governments about how they will handle the American people.A clear sign of what this means for American citizens is that the Department of Homeland security is now completing quarantine camps across America in which to incarcerate citizens who resist or defy the "mandates" issued by the Ethiopian communist who runs the WHO.In essence, the coming WHO Treaty will waive all of the rights Americans are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution -- just as Obama did in his Safe-Cities deal and the Paris Climate Accord -- and that came to them via God's gift. Moreover, the WHO will have the right to bring in the UN's army of foreign mercenaries -- just as Trudeau brought in Nigerians to smash the freedom convoy in Ottawa -- to force Americans to follow orders.U.S. governors and mayors also will have the power to call for UN forces to enter their states or cities -- thanks to Obama's Safe-Cities deal -- to force the populace's acceptance of the WHO's dictates. Because Americans now have a completely illegitimate and Nazi-loving government -- see the movie 2,000 Mules -- they will have to decide whether they will serve each other and their country by whatever means are necessary, or spend the rest of their lives serving the UN, Bill Gates, the Chinese communists, and other sociopaths, Nazis, and criminals.According to US Attorney Todd Callender, The WHO will tighten up the necessary paperwork for a global health emergency response initiative, during this WHO meeting.  This is how the US will effectively waive what's left of it rights and sovereignty.As Mr. Callender rhetorically asked on the Two Mikes show, “How is it that January 6th protestors, some of whom didn't do anything other than show up in DC, are sitting in a DC Jail (in solitary confinement) without so much as a Bond Hearing much less a trial, a year and a half later?”He went to expand and deliver the point that: “There are no constitutional rights; they were suspended.  And frankly, they were suspended upon the global declaration of a public health emergency.”Mr. Callender was referring to the World Health Organization's “2005 International Health Regulations”.In which according to his vetted research: “These public health emergencies override every other right that you think you had.  Whether that's a human right, or a constitutional right; our government goes into this very bizarre executive action where the courts become subservient, the legislature effectively becomes subservient, and the CDC becomes all-powerful. If you look at those provisions, you'll see precisely what I'm talking about. And what's happening now is… perhaps a lot worse than that.”So as most patriots and concerned citizens theorized, the Covid plandemic was nothing more than a trial run, in order to utilize the Hegelian Dialectic (Problem, Reaction, Solution).And as Todd Callender warns us: “Now we are faced with another plandemic that must happen… Congress and the HHS have decided that we already have a Marburg pandemic, even though there's only been ten deaths from Marburg across the globe in the last forty years.”This can be cross-referenced through an article in the Epoch Times where they brief: https://www.theepochtimes.com/proposal-of-sanctions-on-countries-disobeying-who-pandemic-response-rules-concerning-author_4405091.html/?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=noqreport“Failure to cooperate with the World Health Organization (WHO) during a pandemic should prompt sanctions on a country, some officials and experts are proposing. They point to China's failure to share early information and fully cooperate with investigating the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. Others, however, have sounded the alarm about giving the WHO too much power at the expense of national sovereignty.”-Petr Svab, Epoch Times.Todd correctly states that there are 400 Million people in China currently on lockdown; “you think they won't do it to us… This takes the WHO to a new level of superiority”Dr. Michael Scheuer's most sincere concern and perhaps was the most alarming input; if our government is no longer legitimate, and is ceding control to international global tyranny through the usurpation of rights here at home, it leaves no options other than civil war.To which Col Mike Asks the uniformed people in the USA:"Who do you serve? … You and your families that live in your communities!”This is one of the most important broadcasts that the Two Mikes have put on thus far (on level with breaking the news on the Hammer and Scorecard election theft episode, with General Thomas McInerney a day ahead of the election).My fellow Americans:Patriots are not in control. The Military is not the way. You are not watching a movie…YOU are the plan; are you ready to hold the political elite accountable?SponsorsOur Gold Guy: https://www.ourgoldguy.comEMP Shield: https://www.empshield.com/?coupon=twomikesMy Pillow: Support a true Patriot in Mike Lindell by ordering pillows and sheets. Use Promo Code TWOMIKES by calling 800-797-8492Their Site: https://www.TooMikes.com

No Such Thing As A Fish
426: No Such Thing As The Man-Trap Of Walford

No Such Thing As A Fish

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 62:14


James, Anna, Andrew and special guest Lucy Porter discuss Korean aging, Chinese quizzing, Dot Wordsworth and Dot Cotton.  Visit nosuchthingasafish.com for news about live shows, merchandise and more episodes.

My Amazon Guy
Amazon "Brushing" Scam, Chinese Black Hat Tactic: NBC 4 Ohio

My Amazon Guy

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 2:49


NBC Columbus, Ohio asked Steven Pope, Founder of My Amazon Guy to come on the air and discuss Amazon "brushing" scam. 00:00 Amazon "Brushing" Scam, Chinese Black Hat Tactic00:53 Steven Pope being interviewed by NBC 4 Ohio02:11 What to do with the "brushed" items02:31 Reporting the unsolicited packages

Front Burner
How Shein dominates ultrafast fashion

Front Burner

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 35:12


Chinese fashion retailer Shein isn't just fast — it's ultrafast. The $100 billion company has captivated young shoppers by using social media to market its dirt-cheap clothing. However, despite all the success, not much is known about Shein's sales, supply chains or algorithms. Critics are now sounding the alarm over the environmental and social impact of Shein, and what its rise means for the future of fashion. Today, Vauhini Vara, a journalist who has written for the New Yorker, Wired and the Wall Street Journal, explains the alluring world of Shein, and what ultrafast fashion means for the planet.

The China in Africa Podcast
Lightning Round: U.S. Summits, Huawei and Chinese Mining in the DRC

The China in Africa Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 53:49


In this Lightning Round edition of the show, CAP Managing Editor Cobus van Staden and CAP Francophone Editor Geraud Neema break down three of the week's big stories.First, Cobus explains why African leaders would be well advised to closely follow the events at this week's U.S.-ASEAN summit in Washington, D.C. Then, the State Department's #2 official, Wendy Sherman, restated longstanding warnings about the risks African countries face when they use Huawei equipment. Finally, Geraud breakdown a complex mining dispute between a Chinese and an Australian company over which one will control a massive new lithium mine in the DRC.JOIN THE DISCUSSION:Twitter: @ChinaAfrProject | @stadenesque | @christiangeraudFacebook: www.facebook.com/ChinaAfricaProjectFOLLOW CAP IN FRENCH AND ARABIC:Français: www.projetafriquechine.com | @AfrikChineعربي: www.akhbaralsin-africia.com | @AkhbarAlSinAfrJOIN US ON PATREON!Become a CAP Patreon member and get all sorts of cool stuff including our Week in Review report, an invitation to join monthly Zoom calls with Eric & Cobus, and even an awesome new CAP Podcast mug!www.patreon.com/chinaafricaprojectSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Trick or Treat Radio
TorTR #511 - No-Selling the Sadness

Trick or Treat Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 204:39


A podcast is trying to reunite with their old friend amid a city ravaged by a plague that turns its victims into deranged, bloodthirsty sadists. On Episode 511 of Trick or Treat Radio we discuss one of our most anticipated films of the year, The Sadness from director Rob Jabbaz, streaming exclusively on Shudder now! We also connect up with one of our friends who also happens to be one of our favorite directors, Kurando Mitsutake! Kurando talks about his latest film Maniac Driver, and gives some early info about his next project! So grab a comic off the shelf, flip through it so you can be an expert, and strap on for the world's most dangerous podcast!Stuff we talk about: Kurando Mitsutake, listening to podcasts in the morning, Michael Rosenbaum, Talk is Jericho, Square One Mall, Super J-Cup, Japanese wrestling, the benefits of the showercap, Gorillas in the Midst, Meryl Streep, Beard Caps, an attempt at a 4-way, a quick schvitz, the Sopranos community, Spinal Tap 2, Christopher Guest, Rob Reiner, I am Brute, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, Break Like the Wind, Kids in the Hall, The Sadness, Rob Jabazz, The Crossed, Garth Ennis, making films in a post-pandemic world, Aliens, zombies, voodoo, Thanagarian Snare Beast, chehkov's shears, fry basket to the face, Y the Last Man, the limitations of the Chinese government on media in their country, gory AF, zombie buggery, flipping through comics, moons over my-hammy, Gilberg, calling spots, Robert Eggers, The Northman, Reel Gore Releasing, Steve Aquilina, Machine Girl, Asami, real-time remote film editing, Lion-Girl, bringing sexy back to comics, Tokyo City Hall, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, guerrilla filmmaking, Nissan President, political subtext within exploitation films, Taxi Driver, William Lustig, Hayate, Karate Kill, Gun Woman, giallo, My Apocalypse Now, Monster Fest, Action USA, Miami Connection, Zatoichi, Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf, hard boiled film noir, William Lustig's Maniac, Junji Ito, living out your days in Maine, Frason: the new horror icon, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, imagination running wild brother, The Nation of Fabrication, Diabolik DVD, Lady Terminator, The Batman, visions of Hot Dogs in your head, all beef baby, what's your favorite olive?, and Schvitzing Bullets.Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/trickortreatradioJoin our Discord Community: discord.trickortreatradio.comSend Email/Voicemail: mailto:podcast@trickortreatradio.comVisit our website: http://trickortreatradio.comStart your own podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=386Use our Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2CTdZzKFB Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/trickortreatradioTwitter: http://twitter.com/TrickTreatRadioFacebook: http://facebook.com/TrickOrTreatRadioYouTube: http://youtube.com/TrickOrTreatRadioInstagram: http://instagram.com/TrickorTreatRadioSupport the show

Empty The Tank
Unfortunate Events and Extraordinary Places

Empty The Tank

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 51:03


Congratulations on making it to another Friday boys and girls. We're locked and loaded. WARNING: during this podcast, strange events repeatedly occurred. From Madison Bumgarner being baited into violence by an umpire to a stadium worker being concussed by a foul ball. We do not know if that will carry over to our listeners but that's a risk you'll have to take. A worthy risk though, as we discuss Malcolm Nance volunteering and going to war in and for Ukraine, an island of snakes, a Doomsday Vault no one can visit, Chinese armies being buried alive and the Coca-Cola formula.You're Welcome.

This Podcast Doesn't Exist
Ep. 80: Math Gave Us Bananas: Unlucky Numbers

This Podcast Doesn't Exist

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 41:37


It's everyone's favorite topic: numbers! Is the number 13 really that unlucky? Or is Friday the 13th actually the perfect day to get married, start a journey, and sit in row 17 on a plane? Well, even with Emma's inability to count, she decided to tell Shannon about the reality of unlucky numbers and how it might actually be misogyny's fault (isn't it always). If only Emma and numbers were friends. Maybe then she'd be lucky all the time. Sources: The Mother Source on the number 13, Friday the 13th, Chinese numerology, and the lunisolar calendar How Stuff Works History Channel CNN

I've Been Thinking
#96: Perspectives on Adoption, Culture and Bio Families with Confessions of a Chinese Adoptee

I've Been Thinking

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 46:34


This episode, we got to have an awesome convo with Kristen from the podcast/insta Confessions of a Chinese Adoptee- and ask her some incredible questions, sent in from y'all. She tells us about her experiences as an adopted child from China, knowing that she was given up likely because of the One Child Policy; her proximity to her heritage, living in a white family and predominately white community, and how that has affected her identity. We also touch on racism and bullying, and the INCREDIBLE importance of representation in media. Kristen also shares hopes for future transracial adoptees and her complicated opinion on international adoption.  This is such an interesting and insightful episode; I'm so glad to share this with everyone. Kristen's is such an important story and was so kind to take on "narrative burden" for one more explanation ;) OH and we finish up with some thoughts on Roe v Wade!!!https://www.ivebeenthinkingpod.com/blogSupport the show

The Pat Thurston Show Podcast
Chris Merrill: Elon Musk Prevents Employees in China From Leaving Factory

The Pat Thurston Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 36:44


Elon Musk takes a swipe at American workers while locking his Chinese employees in the factory and making them work 72 hours a week.  Chris Merrill, filling in for Pat Thurston, shares detals. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KGO 810 Podcast
Chris Merrill: Elon Musk Prevents Employees in China From Leaving Factory

KGO 810 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 36:44


Elon Musk takes a swipe at American workers while locking his Chinese employees in the factory and making them work 72 hours a week.  Chris Merrill, filling in for Pat Thurston, shares detals. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1 Year Daily Audio Bible Chinese
DAB Chinese May 13

1 Year Daily Audio Bible Chinese

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 4:28


1 Sam 14:1-14:52, John 7:31-53, Ps 109:1-31, Pr 15:5-7

Talk Chineasy - Learn Chinese every day with ShaoLan
133 - Chopsticks in Chinese with ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke from Transition band

Talk Chineasy - Learn Chinese every day with ShaoLan

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 8:50


Transition drummer Josh and ShaoLan discuss the origins of chopsticks and how to pronounce it just right in Chinese. The chopsticks in every Asian country have slightly different characteristics. Which style do you find easiest to use?

Bill O’Reilly’s No Spin News and Analysis
Inflation Disaster, Border Chaos Continues To Impact Americans, California's Latest Abortion Bill, Chinese Rumors, & Would You Choose Your Pet Over Your Spouse?

Bill O’Reilly’s No Spin News and Analysis

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 46:04


Tonight's rundown: Could the Biden administration crumble under inflation? President Biden continues to ignore the porous border as drugs continue to harm Americans Does the United States have a culture of death? This as California attempts to pass a controversial abortion bill Hear the latest speculation regarding China's leaders This Day in History: National Limerick Day Final Thought: Killing the Killers debuts at #1 In Case You Missed It: "Killing the Killers" is on sale now on BillOReilly.com Click here to watch exclusive clips from the History Tour with Donald Trump Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sinica Podcast
The rise and fall of U.S.-China scientific collaboration, with Deborah Seligsohn

Sinica Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 69:48


This week on Sinica, Deborah Seligsohn returns to the show to talk about the sad state of U.S.-China scientific collaboration. As the Science Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing from 2003 to 2007 — arguably the peak years for collaboration in science — she has ample firsthand experience with the relationship. Debbi, who is now an assistant professor of political science at Villanova University in Philadelphia, sees the U.S. decision to dismantle what was a diverse and fruitful regime of collaboration as a consequence of the basic American conception of the relationship: our tendency to see that relationship as one of teacher and student. She also argues that the American obsession with intellectual property protection is fundamentally misguided and inapplicable to scientific collaboration, which rarely deals with commercial IP.3:15 – The rationale for prioritizing U.S.-China scientific collaboration in the 1970s9:11 – A highlight reel of Sino-American scientific collaboration across four decades31:03 – The stubborn American belief that freedom and democracy are necessary — or even sufficient — conditions for technological innovation39:37 – The price we've paid and will continue to pay for the collapse of collaboration44:00 – The end of collaboration and the DOJ's "China Initiative"48:17 – How to rebuild the U.S.-China scientific partnershipA full transcript of this podcast is available on SupChina.com.Recommendations:Deborah: A Buzzfeed story by Peter Aldous about the strange origins of the "lab-leak theory" in the right-wing of the animal rights activist community; and two podcasts — Bloomberg's Odd Lots podcast and the Brookings podcast by David Dollar, Dollar and Sense.Kaiser: The sci-fi thriller Severance on AppleTV.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Secure Freedom Radio Podcast
With Chuck Devore, Elaine Donnelly and George Rasley

Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 53:00


CHUCK DEVORE, Vice President of Public Policy, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Contributor, The Federalist, Intelligence Officer, U.S. Army (Ret.), @ChuckDeVore An update on the Russia-Ukraine war What is the United States' strategic interest in this conflict? ELAINE DONNELLY, Founder and President, Center for Military Readiness Assessing the readiness of the U.S. military Tom Cotton's recent questioning of Christine Wormuth Declining combat standards for the U.S. military GEORGE RASLEY, Editor, Conservative HQ, former White House Staff Member, Vice President Dan Quayle, former Assistant Director, National Park Service, former Director of Policy and Communication, Congressman Adam Putnam (FL-12) Chinese companies in the Thrift Savings Plan Various aspects of American life the WHO has control over

Battleground America Podcast
Did Our Government Unleash a Bioweapon On Us?

Battleground America Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 10:47


That would be an act of war. Yet we just caught the federal government partnering with the Chinese government to cover up Covid's origins. Here's what happened, and what it means.

The Bulwark Goes to Hollywood
How Ben Fong Torres Defined a Generation

The Bulwark Goes to Hollywood

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 37:58


This week, Sonny is joined by Suzanne Joe Kai to discuss her documentary, Like a Rolling Stone: The Life and Times of Ben Fong Torres. New to Netflix, her doc is a pleasantly vibrant look at the life and work of Ben Fong Torres, who is best known for his era-defining work at Rolling Stone magazine. This documentary covers that ground—just looking at Torres's box of archival tapes is enough to make one's mouth water—as well as his family's story. How did this child of immigrants who came to the country by skirting anti-Chinese laws become one of the most important musical journalists of his, or any, generation? Listen now to find out. Then go watch the movie! It's on Netflix now. If you enjoyed the show, share it with a friend! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The New Yorker: Politics and More
How COVID Strengthened Authoritarianism in China

The New Yorker: Politics and More

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 28:00


China's “zero COVID” strategy has brought the bustling metropolis of Shanghai to a standstill, with many of its twenty-five million residents sealed in their homes. These exceptionally strict measures are being met with some public resistance, but Xi Jinping's government has largely doubled down on its approach. Peter Hessler has been in and out of China for twenty-five years. He recently returned from two years of teaching and writing in Sichuan Province. His experience led him to a conclusion that may surprise some Americans: that, for many young people in China, the experience of the pandemic has reinforced “a general idea that the benefits of the Chinese system greatly outweigh its flaws.” And, even if people resent heavy-handed government control, they also bristle when outsiders criticize it. Hessler joins guest host Evan Osnos to talk about teaching in China and how the pandemic has reshaped the public's views about the government.